A 22-year-old Instagram influencer has left everyone baffled after explaining that learning Word War II could affect a kids’ mental health.
In school, learning about history was probably one of the most bittersweet things we learned. Though the topic was a bit interesting, it portrayed just how disgusting and brutal humans can be.
Now, one reality TV star, Freddie Bentley, has come forward, claiming that learning about history, particularly the horrors of the Second World War, is detrimental to Millennial’s mental health.
This claim might sound like those lists of phrases designed to wind up folks, but there’s a genuine reason.
World War II was the worst war the world has ever seen.
The WWII conflict lasted from 1939-1945, and for less than six years, the war claimed over 50 million lives. Innocent men and women lost their lives, primarily without a choice, defending their respective countries.
That’s why all of us should honor them and remind ourselves, “how far we’ve come.” They gave up their lives to secure our freedom.
But now, some people are doing the opposite.
In an interview on Good Morning Britain, a 22-year-old Influencer decided to vouch for the teaching of the Second World War to students, as it could lead to a negative effect on their mental health.
Defending his argument, Freddie influencer said:
“It was a hard situation, World War Two, I don’t want anyone to think I’m being disrespectful. I remember learning it as a child thinking, ‘Oh my God, it’s so intense.’”
“I don’t think encouraging death or telling people how many people died in the world war is going to make it better.”
“There are so many problems going on in the world, like Brexit, that’s not taught in schools. When I left school it hit me like a ton of bricks – I didn’t know anything to do with life.”
This guy is an example of “let’s wipe out history” type.
Not teaching these kinds of history in schools makes our children grow up thinking in a more narrow-minded perspective while encouraging nonchalant attitudes towards essential things in history.
Just because you didn’t like it, don’t mean it didn’t happen.
Bad things always happen in life. You can’t just sugar-coat wars and expect others to forget what really happened.
Freddie’s augments haven’t been taken lightly on the internet, with many people slamming his attitude and level of thinking.
One person commented:
“Who is this idiot on Good Morning Britain saying that the deaths WWII can cause mental health in people now?! Those soldiers gave their lives for your today…”
While another said:
“This fella on Good Morning Britain needs a good old slap, of course, you need to learn about World War 2 you turnip.”
Hmm, they could have put it a bit biter than that, but you’ve got to admit, commenters’ reactions are on point.